Earlier this month San Francisco-based The Drift released Blue Hour, their first album since the passing of founding member, Jeff Jacobs. Danny Grody tells Rolling Stone
the hypnotic and tightly woven instrumental track "Luminous Friend"
"was a bit of an anomaly for the album. Just seemed to come out of thin
air. It was written shortly before going into the studio and around the
time our very dear friend and member of the band Jeff Jacobs lost his
courageous battle with cancer."
The band considers the melodic song to be a tribute to Jacobs.
"Something about this piece felt very cathartic and really seemed to
recall his soaring trumpet playing," Grody explains. "It seemed a
fitting dedication to an amazing and talented person."
The Drift's Blue Hour was released on October 4th, but you can download "Luminous Friend" for free here.
Photo by Paul Clipson
- Jeff Jacobs